Skip to comments.Obama’s dog days (Democrats pay for barking up the wrong tree)
Posted on 04/19/2012 5:52:11 PM PDT by DBeers
The 2012 presidential campaign has become a dog-eat-dog contest. For months, Obama campaign operatives sought to make an issue of Mitt Romney carrying his Irish setter Seamus in a rooftop dog carrier during a family vacation in 1983. Some major media outlets picked up the non-story, and the Obama campaign buttressed it with an endless series of snarky tweets and barbs. The liberals are chasing their tails with this tale.
On Tuesday, the Daily Callers Jim Treacher juxtaposed the Seamus story with a passage from President Obamas book Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, in which he describes eating dog meat while growing up in Indonesia. The message Democrats were trying to establish was that Mr. Obama was kinder to dogs. The book snippet supplied the rejoinder: At least Mr. Romney never ate one.
On its face, the dog-eating anecdote is just as much a non-story as the adventures of Seamus. But it exploded over social media and Twitter, and within hours, even mainstream-media news hounds picked it up. Man bites dog is always news. Its the kind of story that lingers, a humorous situation that lends itself to endless one-liners. (Why are there no more Blue Dog Democrats? Obama ate them.)
The Obama campaign is struggling to come up with a strong response, but nothing seems to stick. It can say the dog-eating took place when Mr. Obama was a child, that it was in a different culture or that the first family has not prepared dog in the White House. However, it cannot escape the ick factor, which will hound it until November. Now the Obama campaign will have to call off the dogs on Mr. Romney. Bo, the White House pooch, will have to retreat to an undisclosed doghouse until Election Day.
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LOL. The reason the WH seems floored is that they're not sure how to handle this one.
On the face of it, easy enough. But they don't want to draw attention to his past in Indonesia or his autobiography because there's lots of incriminating stuff there ("blow" in the book comes to mind).
This is priceless.
LOL just noticed you said “Bark”.
Dont even try ;).
It’s the truth my friend. Romney wants this badly. He proved in the Primaries that there is nothing he won’t stoop to in order to get the prize he’s wanted for years. Don’t count him out. He will have the money and 6 million Mormon foot soldiers. (Plus, many Mormons have tons of money..... like the Marriot Hotel Chain which is Mormon owned.). Don’t count him out.
Of course I’m counting him out, and so should you. Comparing Romney to Reagan is nuts.
Romney is nothing but a spoiler, an Obama with more hair.
>The message Democrats were trying to establish was that Mr. Obama was kinder to dogs. The book snippet supplied the rejoinder: At least Mr. Romney never ate one.<
Absolute best comeback to have come out of the current election cycle - ROFL!
Actually, for some people belonging to those ethnicity I mentioned above, dog meat is part of their traditional dishes. It’s not everyday dish, but not limited to when they are in hunger either.
Dale! We need a poster that says, “Re-elect this president or he’ll eat this dog!”
I was trying to figure out why (insert REAL author’s name) would put the tidbit about him eating a dog in the book. You just helped me figure it out!
They must have put it in there as a subtle “clue” that he was a Christian in a mostly Muslim country.
I could be “barking up the wrong tree” (hee hee) but everything those SOB’s do has a purpose and I can’t think of any other reason why it would be allowed in the book...
Is it a stupid theory???
Even Reagan made mistakes-—Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy to name a couple.
Hitler Finds Out Obama Ate His Dog
Click ‘skip ad’ and go directly to the video.
Speakin' 'o' dogs!
I know more than I should about some Korean restaurant owners so I wouldn't rule anything out. Let's just say I've had to be a “fixer” helping too many Korean business owners who honestly don't understand American laws and regulations and got into trouble with city inspectors of various sorts.
However, for people who are worried they might be eating dog at a Korean restaurant in the United States — it's a delicacy, not cheap meat used to cut costs. If you're eating dog, you either paid lots of extra money for it or the cook wants to honor you by giving you, as an important visitor, a special meal. Sort of like taking someone out for an extra-special steak dinner, and a restaurant owner who understands American health regulations is going to fix dog meat for you while inviting you over for a meal at his private home, not at his restaurant.
In other words, don't worry that you ate your neighbor's dog that got loose and was caught by a Korean restaurant owner.
Before questions get asked, I don't eat dog. I just can't stand the idea of eating an animal that I think ought to be petted and loved and played with. On the other hand, I have eaten just about everything else in Korea, up to and including fried butterfly larvae. My Korean family say I'll eat things some of them won't eat (usually because they're too spicy or have too much garlic), and joke that I have an American face and Korean stomach. My response is that more Italians ought to marry Korean women — we're short and have black hair so our kids won't look too strange, and we love spicy food with lots of garlic so we won't complain about most Korean food. (Do I need the “LOL” tag here?)
I must have a Korean stomach too ;^)
A friend went for a training vacation to Shaolin and before he returned home, they had a celebratory meal where they ate scorpions...dipped in tempura batter and deep fried. He described it as tasting like crunchy lobster with a charred, smoky flavor.
Hey, give me some dipping sauce and an ice cold San Miguel and I’ll give it a go...
That video is hilarious!
That was the shortest-lived PR theme in all recorded history.
So The Mombasa MF chowed down on Rover? BFD.This weird anus from nowhere could smoke crack, snort coke, shoot heroin, get drunk, have sex with Reggie Love and Larry Sinclair on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at noon next Saturday, and still 99% of African-Americans would vote for him ... twice.
Should you need further amusement, may I recommend Bill Ayers "Dreams of My Father?" It's about this Hawaiian kid who becomes President But do read the "Hardy Boys and Their Electric Speed Boat" first. It contains more facts.
It is extremely doubtful that Ms. Kelly and Mr. Blythe ever met. More than likely, Bill's Uncle Ray, the Hot Springs fixer, did some slick post-mortem matrimonial paper work after the fatal car wreck that whisked the convenient Mr. Blythe off the planet.
Question: "Mr. President, when was the last time you smoked crack?"